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with the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in key battleground states. we've got brand new pole numbers. all that and our own brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach new jersey. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. here is the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. are now dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look at cars lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gals of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from statin islands. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, intense images as three mansions burned to the ground. firefighters c
this race stands and how sandy could impact the election. >>> plus the new big storm closing in threatening to disrupt a massive recovery operation. >>> and making a difference, the marathon may be off, but the race is on to help some of the hardest hit victims of the storm. from our election home, "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. in just over 48 from now, the first polling places here on the east coast will close in the presidential election. the final "countdown" is on and the gut check moment has arrived for president obama and governor romney as they make the crucial decisions as to where and how to marshall their resources into places they can still make a difference. and tonight, we're about to release the results of our time poll in this race, a last-minute snapshot that could give both camps a reason for hope and anxiety. and how the hurricane sandy disaster has affected this race. let's start with our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd who's just below me here on democracy plaza. >> let's get right to the numbers, the president with a very
to make sure that they are not acting as bullies. >> reporter: meanwhile, hurricane sandy has swamped election day in the northeast. florida new jersey apology stations are beseejd. >> the timing of the storm was horrible for us. >> i have no idea where we'll be able to vote. >> reporter: this weekend, the state announced it will let voters displaced by sandy e-mail or fax their ballots in and military trucks may be deployed as backup polling stations. >> we want to let you know brian williams and our entire political team will be with you every step of the way on election night. our coverage begins at 7:00, 6:00 central tomorrow night. >>> now for a look at the weather and that nor'easter that is headed our way, bill karins is down in democracy plaza for us this morning. good morning to you, bill. >> good morning to you, veronica. this is the place to be tuesday night. behind me, the famous ice skating rink with the electoral map on it. as nbc calls the states on election night, they'll all be colored in in either red or blue as we go to the magical number of 270 electoral votes. we
what each candidate's policy means for america. >>> dhaechb station of superstorm sandy. the impact it could have on the economy and what happened at the new york stock exchange that hadn't happened in 100 years. >>> the changing way we deal with and learn about crises, the powers, krit pals of social media. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. a positive jobs report. the final one before the election on tuesday. the labor department reporting the unemployment kicked up in november to 7.9%. but 171,000 jobs were created in the month, well above expectations. numbers for the last two with months were revised upwards. an additional 84,000 jobs added for august and september new york's mayor michael bloomberg rang the bell on wednesday after a two-day shutdown because of super storm sandy. that's the first two-day weather related shut down at the new york stock exchange since 1888. it was a first slow day but there were no glitches. the markets picked up steam. the markets fell on friday. stocks cl
developments on this story. >> the other big story tonight is monitoring the aftermath of super stormed sandy. we have continued team coverage last -- you can check today. monitoring transit troubles at penn station. we will begin with the very latest from new jersey. >> and good evening. it is another day of clean up and recovery, not only here in new jersey but up and down the atlantic seaboard. an overwhelming task with no real and in sight. >> when the damage is so intense and so far reaching it can be hard to figure out how to start to come back. >> >> in many areas, crews are moving them s that sandy left behind. but in some of the hardest-hit communities, there are no recovery teams or residence yet. >> no heat, no hot water, there is not much we have. we need more help. >> supplies and support are pouring in. troops and heavy equipment, but still the need is overwhelming. >> the full toll of hurricane sandy on new yorkers is still emerging. >> subway trains are slowly coming back on line. charging stations provide a lifeline, but it is lines like these, thousands waiting for buses in
>>> good morning. more misery as the northeast still reels from the impact of sandy. a new threat, another storm headed to the region next week. bad news for millions of desperate residents. near hi 4 million people still without power. gas lines are growing even longer, and they areves are getting even more frayed. >>> four days to go, president obama arrives in ohio overnight and governor romney heads there as well as both camps brace for this morning's all-important jobs report and the impact of sandy looms large over election day. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on th
for as voters go to the polls. >>> also, misery, so many still struggling after hurricane sandy. we'll look at its possible effect on turnout tomorrow. and would you believe the threat from the next storm on the way, a nor'easter threatening for mid-week. the storm, and the election, our coverage, nbc nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and we can tell you it is almost over now, after a couple of years and a couple of billion, on the eve of decision 2012, we are very close to knowing the first indications of how this race is going to break. heading into election day, by all accounts this election is a statistical dead heat, the latest national head to head has this as a 48-47 race, while state polls vary and while the battleground states call for a lot, you can tell how tight the race is by watching the two campaigns, positively barnstorming the battleground states, battling it out, based on the hope of converts here. all this, while the whole region of the country sits in the dark and watches the profound effects after the natural disaster. so we begin our election coverage here in
if the on the exact position. does it look to it -- it does not look to be as strong as sandy, but there is some concern. >> just what we need, a nor'easter on top of san the last week. we're not certain what will happen but one thing is for sure. -- on top of a sandy last week. even if we get moderate winds associated with this storm, trees could fall on power lines and that could pose problems. >> it is a possible situation of here we go again -- a week after super storms and the hit the northeast with a fury, a number of weather models show a nor'easter headed for the same area. while damage was married -- was a mild for most of maryland, there is concerned about flooding on the eastern shore and snow in central maryland, meeting more hard work for bge. >> we will prepare and we are stocking where we need to if we have to respond. >> bge has started to get things moving after sandy blew through. since last friday, inspection crews have been looking at older trees which could be more vulnerable to fall because the ground is saturated. >> it a concern for us. trees are in a precarious position.
and the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> right now, this region is still reeling, but starting to make progress five days after hurricane sandy hit. today, gas rationing begins in new jersey, while people across the eastern seaboard are still trying to pick up the pieces. if they can get gas to move somewhere. can it be done? can new york city do anything to avoid ending up being under water again? we've got it covered. >>> also, important tips for you on how you can clean up from the storm and make sure you're ready before that next big one comes along. >> later on, some of new york's most famous natives held a telethon for hurricane sandy victims. matt lauer was the host. bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi, and billy joel helped raise money. we'll show you some highlights. >> it was quite a show. >>> we are also live on the campaign trail as president obama and governor romney crisscross the country with just three days to go now until election day. with the race neck and neck, we'll take a look at how hurricane sandy and friday's job numbers could affect the race. we want to begin with the aftermath
for today's vote, and those in the wake of hurricane sandy's destructive path are doing the best they can. obama versus romney, democrats versus republican. the world is watching, and now it's your decision, america. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do some last-minute politicking early today. in the swing state of ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4 point. >> petros: 5 million peop-- 4.5 million people have voted. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game and then wait in chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio. paul ryan will vote and join him in boston. joe biden will vote in delaware before joining him in chicago. tracie pots has the details on the final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning. it may be a frantic day of voting too. this is one of the many polling
>>> good morning. gridlock. three days after sandy getting in and out of new york city a nightmare. long lines at gas stations across the region as the death toll from the storm rises to at least 74 people. >>> and new images show its fury in connecticut and new jersey today,thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the storm recovery is already beginning, but already mounting frustration among people over how long it's going to take. and i guess that's understandable. >> yeah, and it's going to take a while. that much is clear. not just here in the city, but across the northeast region. as we mentioned, gas has become a hot commodity, especially in storm-damaged parts of new jersey and long island. the traffic problems around new york city are so bad now, governor andrew cuomo has declared a transportation emergency. >>> couple of new regulations in place, for example, a minimum passenger mandate is in effect for cars that try to get on the island of manhattan. you have to have thr
>>> good morning. insult to injury. with millions still reeling from hurricane sandy, now a nor'easter is brewing and it's set to bring high winds and heavy rain to the people who need it least. as temperatures in the northeast dip dangerously low today, we're tracking the storm. >>> complete devastation. a first look side one new jersey town swamped by sandy. but its residents vowing to rebuild. a message of hope amid the ruins. >>> and down the stretch they come. president obama and governor romney crisscrossing the country hoping to persuade veters to vote for them on election day. and we are right in the middle of all the action "today," sunday, november 4, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with lester holt and erica hill live from democracy plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt here on our beautiful little location. i call it the studio with a view, democracy plaza. our backdrop for nbc's election coverage. >> and a nice view it is. i'm erica hill. it's good you made it this
and county roads are open this morning following super storm sandy. a fourth person died as a result of senandy. an elderly man died while shoveling snow. more coming up later in the newscast. ravens fans slept easy after a big bounce back win as the browns. >> ray rice had a touchdown run in the first quarter. the browns would come back to take the lead early in the fourth quarter thanks to the fifth field goal of the game. a late touchdown pass from joe flacco seals the deal for the ravens. nifty move on the outside and in for the score. the ravens win 25-15. there is a purple evening. >> it is set for tonight at m&t bank stadium. there will be exclusive access to the stadium and meeting some of the players. it was originally scheduled for last month. if you purchased tickets in advance, they will be honored tonight. 6:10. 40 degrees at bwi. a new way to make sure you get the best deal on holiday shopping. >> we have to make a through election day first. how close we may be to voting on line. it is this morning's water cooler question of the day. >> there is a storm coming up the c
. his handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. in the important cause of state of ohio, governor romney is 6 points down. that is forcing him to look to other states like iowa that could prove critical on his electoral map. >> we can do better. a stronger america is ahead. >> of the day after he stumped in new hampshire -- >> the president was there with former president bill clinton. it is a race so tight even 4 electoral votes could be the margin of victory. president obama has an eight- point lead with 1 in. governor romney has a seven- point lead with men. >> groups are hoping vote yes to several questions. they're making a final push before the election. hundreds of teachers and students rallied in support of the dream act which would allow children of illegal immigrants to pay in state tuition to attend college. the event was organized by a nonprofit group called the intersection. >> we need to have our best and brightest going to college so they can produce, give back, and pay taxes. >> supporters say the direct will save taxpayers money. opponents say su
are easing along the coast after sandy. most of the benches have been put back in place because at one point the waves were crashing along the wall. the sun looks to be shining there where it is 46 degrees. 44 at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. chilly today, starting in the 30's and 40's, hoping to warm up close to 50 degrees this afternoon. currently, the skies cloudy but we are starting to see it break apart a little bit, sunny towards ocean city. overall, scattered clouds throughout the day, although it will be dry. the radar showing showers to the south, near norfolk, virginia, moving off the coast. there's another storm we do have to worry about. across the areas, the sun shinig from northern d.c. towards ocean city, everyone else under a thin layer of clouds but the storm staying to the south. that's going to move off the coast, then we watch this next storm that will dig down towards the south, developing a coastal low. for today, if you man to be out and about, at least it is going to be dry. a little on the chilly side. scattered clouds and we set back the clocks so the sun will set earli
. and people pick up the pieces left behind from super storm sandy. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. >> good evening. time running out in the fight for the white house, and the candidates are gearing up for the last two days on the campaign trail. today brought the two candidates to the same town within hours of each other. >> for one day a town of 58,000 people was the center of the political universe. >> it is good to be back in dubuque! >> dubuque, iowa, hosted both president obama and republican nominee mitt romney, both of whom consider iowa a critical part of their battleground map. the candidates crossed path within hours of each other as they barnstormed iowa and six other tossup states, make their final arguments in the last week of the campaign. >> the question of this election comes down to this -- do you want more of the same, or do you want real change? >> pu here's the thing. we know what change looks like, and what he's selling is not change. >> the president was joined by musicians john mellencamp and katy perry. governor romney got i -- a boost from n
's chuck todd. >> and as residents of the northeast move forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big problem. let's take a look at where it's starting off. tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. it's in florida. so it's causing problems for maybe the voting in florida, especially in northern and central florida. as we make our way up the day tomorrow, we see it
to what may be a photo finish. >>> has the politics of the race shifted after hurricane sandy's devastating effects along the east coast? >> an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight. >> the credit on the scene of disaster in new jersey, and gets high marks from a political foe. >> the president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit. >> what more should the federal government do to get life back to normal in the storm zone? and should more attention be paid to a changing climate impact on the severity of these storms >>> plus, the final sprint of the campaign. can the president's midwestern firewall hold in mitt romney's efforts to expand the battleground map? we cover it all this morning with the architect of the president's re-election campaign, white house senior adviser david plouffe. and majority leader of the house, republican congressman from battleground virginia eric cantor. >>> also, our new head-to-head numbers in our poll and a primer on each side's path to 270. our political director chuck todd. >>> and then what issues mattered most in
hit by hurricane sandy. the storm and election night news begins now. >>> good evening, while the nation tries to recover from a deep recession, and in a presidential race we were after all, all told was as close and as tight as they get. president obama, the 44th president of the united states was reelected last night. he was somehow able to stitch together a convincing victory, s win i winning just about all the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family, becoming the third consecutive two-term president we elected. not happening since the presidents jefferson, madison and monroe. president obama won both a decisive victory in both the electoral college. and here on the east, the nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move the state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is a look at the skating rink we used as part of the coverage on election night. tonight, it is under a layer of swirling snow. back inside, we b
. >> 95% of the state and county roads are open after super storm sandy. a fourth person died as a result of sandy. >what a week after sandy, some state troopers of waking up in new jersey to help with relief efforts. 25 troopers would apply to new jersey. the troopers have expertise in k-9 tracking and underwater recovery. 23 emergency medical providers are also assisting in the effort. >> ravens fans could have slept easier last night after the ravens came back to beat the cleveland browns yesterday. the rookie quarterback had under 200 yards passing. ray rice had a score in the first quarter. the browns would take the lead in the fourth quarter thanks to their fifth field goal of the game. the ravens won 25-15. >> 41 degrees at the airport. a staff sergeant has to a military court today. >> a welcome distraction for children. a belated halloween. >> this is the beltway at liberty road. more on weather and traffic when we come back. >> welcome back. 46 degrees downtown. there is some cloud cover hanging over the city this morning. no precipitation. it will stay chilly. 38 in randallstow
>> tonight, lights out still. two weeks after super storm sandy. thousands remain without power. they are fed up. bombshell resignation. one day after david petraeus stepped down, new info about why the fbi was involved. florida finish is counting. and calls the presidential contest. which candidate came out on top? >> you are watching wbal 11 news. live. local. late-breaking. this is 11 news at 6:00 p.m.. >> good evening. thousands of residents along the east coast are still without power tonight. it is almost two weeks after super storm standee hit. the maryland state troopers are on their way to new jersey right now to help recovery efforts. we do have a crew in perryville. or if you on that at 11:00 the latest on the storm recovery. >> what do we want? we want power. when did you wanted? we want it now. >> after talking it out for sandy, and residents were in the dark about when their power will be restored. >> i cannot get power, heat, and garbage pickup, nothing? >> in new jersey saturday, more than 175,000 households were without power. the banking on a promise made by ch
but we are back here in ocean city about a week after sandy blew through. we are seeing sustained winds of around 30 miles an hour with wind gusts as stronger than that. all week, construction crews have been picking up sand and moving it back out onto the beach. this is a very daunting task. i have been talking with ocean city officials today and they say emergency personnel are monitoring this storm very closely. so far there is no emergency plan in place, but that could change within the next 24-48 hours. there's no doubt that the storm will suspend rehabilitation efforts going on on the boardwalk and cleanup efforts. >> we will have to hold some of our efforts in restoring some of the pickups from what we saw with sandy. we might see some more erosion and we are likely to see flooding again in the downtown area because of the water backed up in the bay. >> the biggest concern here in ocean city will be flooding. high tide is expected to hit at around 1:50 tomorrow afternoon. with the heavy rain and wind, it should be a tough situation down here at the inlet and the lower part of oce
>>> good morning. the sequel, a strong storm hits the sandy-ravaged northeast with 40-mile-an-hour winds and heavy wet snow. in some places, up to a foot of it. but in the midst of it all, a bright moment for one storm victim. >> we are cold. oh, my goodness. >>> honeymoon over. the day after the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. >>> and you go girl. the 9-year-old phenom with unbelievable moves on the football field. she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2008. 2012. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. i love this interview that stephanie gosk was doing with that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago. in the middle of the interview talking about no heat. and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel. >> i was going to say, you know what? it's not just the lights, but her face lights up in that moment. and to have it all happen right there is prett
. a new catastrophe just starting to come to light a full three days after hurricane sandy came to shore. and tonight, people are now reaching a boiling point over the basics, finding food and water, and waiting hours for gasoline. >>> five days to go, closing arguments on the campaign trail and what could be to deciding factor in this race. >>> and making a difference tonight, all the hero, making a difference today in this crisis. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, tonight an entire region of the country remains in the grip of a crisis, large areas are paralyzed, people are suffering and the death toll is rising. and patience is already running out because some of the areas of the civilized society are not working. put it this way, in new york city, people can't find gasoline, and some went to find food from dumpsters from the sto stores, because they have no power or water, and what they have is still good, although it needed to be thrown out. and you will hear the memory of katrina more and more in the coming days. like katrina, three days out, we're still learning about plac
, just last night we told you this year's rockefeller christmas tree had survived sandy in the new jersey suburbs and was being cut down by a nice man. well, this morning, we looked out the window and it was being put up. we all hope that dad made sure the base of the tree was in the stand this year. either way it will be lit on november 28th. >>> and the high expensety tv chef with the spiky hair highlights, and the food show, celebrating american food has been ripped apart for the food he is serving at his new restaurant in times square in new york. in perhaps the nastiest and most sarca sarcastic restaurant review ever, the new york times joined others criticizing the place, criticizing him as a chef, and saying it was not a proper restaurant, criticizing the drinks, the food, among other items. others were worried about food poisoning and warned of food that tasted of asphalt. we reached out to guy fierei to get his story, but for now he declined comment. >>> and this is about a painting, you either like the colors or don't. but somebody liked this one a whole lot. this 1954 painting
had power restored after sandy hit. but it didn't last long. >> all of a sudden, it just went black. >> reporter: now, almost nobody in this town has electricity. >> people can't be 18, 19, 20 days without electricity in this day and age. >> reporter: restoring power throughout the region has now become more difficult. >> some experienced power outages as a result of snow and wind yesterday, which set us back slightly. >> reporter: and the hard-hit area goes as far as point pleasant, new jersey. >> any time you have snow on top, doesn't make it much easier. >> reporter: crews around the country were already working around the clock. this team came from washington state. >> it is overwhelming, people document realize, they see their small area, they wonder why it takes so long to get their power back on, but the amount of devastation is just so widespread that it is crazy. >> reporter: just down the road in bayhead, the duncan's home is in -- unliveable. like many, they wonder when the crazy weather will finally end. >> i mean, it is just like a joke, no, it is too cold for the locus
as the suffering from hurricane sandy continues for so many people. ron allen's been covering that, he's across the river from new york city in hard hit hoboken, new jersey. ron, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. this city hall has been the center for relief operations here. today they added voting to the long list of things they're trying to accomplish. for voters in new york and new jersey, still battling the aftermath of the storm, there was frustration and confusion, and a huge problem caused by e-mail voting. election day got off to a chaotic start in communities outside new york city that still don't have power. when voters arrived at polling places that were not ready. >> it's a disgrace. i've been here three times, they filly got machines in, now the machines are jammed up. >> reporter: in manhattan, where the storms effects still linger, the lines were long. in queens, tents were set up outside unusable polling places. shuttle buses carried other voters to alternative sites. throughout the metro area, some who turned out early even used flashlights. any means possi
in that first debate the way he faced down hurricane sandy? would have, could have, should have, of 2012. and finally, taking it in the gut. one candidate will suffer a personal and profound loss next tuesday night. either the first african-american president or a man who feels a duty to so many others or the man who wanted to redeem his father's own failed presidential bid long ago. i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us new york magazine's john heilemann. cnn's gloria borger. the grio and msnbc's joy reid. and the huffington post howard fineman. first up, here we are in the time capsule. the weekend before the election asking why is this so close? still so unpredictable. both men face big hurdles to getting elected and that's why it's so close. president obama's got the jobless he inherited but can't quite beat. friday's new jobs report was encouraging but gains are still behind what we need. in a reflection of that, 62% of voters say they would like or want major changes in an obama second term. and on the other side, mitt romney's a challenge that normally blocks any presid
. that was almost ten points ago. the same time i told you with hurricane sandy approaching, clean harbors was exactly the kind of company to look at. fast forward to this morning, clean harbor a very solid quarter. good enough to send the stock up $1.90 on a hideous day. there was some weakness in the oil and gas side of things as the drilling hurts clean harbor because it's one of the dirtiest industries they clean up after. industrial services sell 15 percent. now, some people thought it was a little light. but none of the forecasted reflected revenues from the emergency response association with hurricane sandy. it's too early to estimate how big that business will be and how long it will last. in short, that means the possibility of these numbers. i've been a fan of clean harbors for ages and the stock is up 76 percent since i first got behind them in june, 2010. could this be the right time to get aggressive? let's talk to the chairman and ceo of clean harbors to learn more about how his company is doing in this environment and where it's headed. the stock is down -- the stock was up
, the horrific and tragic superstorm sandy. this caused so much harm across the northeast. but tonight, i want to throw a little curveball at you and focus on a different disaster. talking about the macondo oil spill that left bp on the hook for a staggering $50 billion worth of liabilities. why am i coming back to macondo when everyone else is focused on sandy? because so far, in order to cover that $50 billion bill, bp has been forced to sell $35 billion worth of assets. the companies which have bought those assets tend to be doing really well. we're getting all these quarterly reports. why, because they've got some pretty good deals from bp. now that bp is nearing the end of its asset disposal program, i wanted to highlight the opportunistic buyers that have been able to swoop in like vultures and pick off pieces of bp at bargain basement prices. bp is the true motivated seller. they have no choice. they needed the money and they needed it now. anybody with the good fortune to be ready and to buy anything from them has gotten a terrific deal. bp is like a helpless giant. i'm going to tell y
.s. as a result of sandy. >> 75 marylander b.g.e. workers are helping in the restoration effort in new york and new jersey. there will help repair a natural gas outages because of flooding. others are helping customers in pennsylvania. >> massive trees are down everywhere. you cannot go down the roads at all. it is amazing how much damage there is. >> crew members are expected to be deployed for a least a week. looking to find homes for nearly 300 residents, all displaced by last week's storm. >> a housing committee was flooded. a community center is offering a temporary shelter. garrett county, more than 3000 homes and businesses are still without power and some are buried in snow. sandy dumped up to two and a half feet of snow. power should be restored in alternate locations. >> 32 degrees at the airport. a difficult situation take another hit. >> pete gilbert has sports coming up. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them. so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending
sandy after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans could hurt job creation. >>> after a rough closing on wednesday over those fiscal cliff fears, wall street is once again on edge this morning as new figures show the 17-nation euro zone has officially fallen back into a recession. and workers protest there are sweeping across the continent. kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange with more. kayla, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. the congressional budget office has warned that failing to fix the $600 billion in tax and spending cuts would drive the u.s. into recession, which has been relatively strong compared to europe with rising unemployment and unrest, as well as china where big questions loom over the direction of the world's second largest economy under new leadership. president obama yesterday called for tax cuts to the middle class immediately. that followed business leaders and a big meeting there, one
table. that's the show. thanks for watching and don't forget that the victims of hurricane sandy are really hurting right now. especially after that new york, new jersey area. these tragedies hurting real families like yours. give them a lift. go to the red cross website. we'll see you back here next week.
getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. >>> after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachusetts pharmacy at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak. 30 deaths have been blamed on the outbreak and more than 400 people have been sickened by tainted steroid injections distributed by the compounding facility. >>> the former president of penn state university is set for arraignment today as graham spanier's criminal case begins. he's charged with perjury and attempting to cover up the jerry sandusky
after superstorm sandy. just as dropping temperatures and a new storm head to the region. a nor'easter set to head to the area on wednesday and officials are helping to ease the voting process allowing people in emergency zones to vote in any polling station they can access. >>> violence in the middle east this morning in iraq. a car bomb has exploded near a military base north of baghdad killing at least 27 people and wounding dozens of others. meantime this morning in syria, gunmen assassinate the the brother of the parliament speaker in damascus. this as the government shutters the office of hamas breaking with the militant group it once backed against israel. >>> officials from american airlines and u.s. airways are reportedly meeting today to discuss the benefits and downsides of a possible merger. both airlines announced last week that they had signed a non-disclosure agreement and would exchange confidential information while they evaluate a potential combination. american's parent company filed for bankruptcy protection nearly one year ago. >>> "x" factor judge britney s
just on the heels of sandy. al is in point pleasant beach, new jersey again this morning. al, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. they built this birm, this dune about a mile long yesterday to protect against this nor'easter coming in. they are putting in an access point. they will be bringing in dump trucks to put in more sand to protect against storm surge. let's show you the nor'easter right now. it's making its way up along the new jersey coast. it's bringing in strong northeasterly winds. wind gusts of anywhere from 30 to 40 miles per hour. take a look. we're expecting airport delays today along the i-95 corridor. we're also expecting storm surge coming in, anywhere from 2 to 4 feet of storm surge along the eastern seaboard, and as you can see that storm surge is going to be causing some problems as far as beach erosion, flooding, shore waves of 8 to 12 feet and wind gusts of 65 miles per hour. and we've got rain with this system. we're talking about anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain, but look at what's behind it. along the new york-new jersey shoreline,
. >> maryland is coming to those hit hard by sandy. >> voters get a chance to make their voices heard. everything you need to know about election day is coming up. >> firefighters are battling a blaze in fells point. >> closures related to the fire activity. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. it is cold. >> a cold start on this tuesday morning. there is some frost out there. the yourself a couple of extra minutes. a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperature expected around 50 degrees. that is 10 degrees below average. we'll talk about the nor'easter coming up the coast. stay tuned. >> breaking news in fells point were a fire is keeping a lot of firefighters very busy and snarling traffic. >> kim dacey joins us live from the scene. >> more than 100 firefighters remain on the scene in the firefighter block of broadway. it is behind the broadway market. smoke is pouring out of the building. the smo
are still in the dark today as new york and new jersey struggle to recover an superstorm sandy. this as dropping temperatures and a new storm bear down on the region. a nor'easter is set to slam the area on wednesday. meantime today, state officials are working to ease the voting process for displaced people, allowing voters in emergency zones to use any polling station they can access. >>> prosecutors at joint base louis mccord say sergeant robert bales went on a killing spree in two afghan villages last march, after drinking with soldiers, watching movies about revenge killings and discussing a friend who lost a leg in a recent attack. he's accused of carrying out one of the worst war atrocities in the last 16 years and faces 16 counts of pre-meditated murder. the 39-year-old has not entered a plea, but attorneys say he has post-traumatic stress disorder. for the first time video was shown of bales surrendering, taken by surveillance. >>> now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with this nai
stocks are hammered in part because the crude futures came down since sandy caused a big oil backup. you heard about that every night on the news. now gasoline is starting to flow again. i think crude can come back. you need to pick at the oils as i'm doing with my charitable trust. as for the banks, come on, they were not going to do that much better under romney anyway. bankers belly ache over dodd/frank. but they're getting good numbers and banks do nothing but belly ache anyway. i think they're getting oversold. overall, i look at most stocks like this. for the moment they are too high. but the process of wrenching expectations down is under way now. and so therefore is the correction. and ultimately, the capitulation. when we can beat the new lower expectations starbucks-style and bridge the fiscal cliff, i'm confident that we can come back strong. so here's my bottom line. we have cons galore. but there are some pros out there, too. unfortunately, it's sequential just like the cart before the horse. push the cons down before the pros bring it up. only then can we return to a more h
as the northeast works to recover from sandy while help continues to pour in from the military, kred cross, and also springstein, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates around the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for and why you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. >>> plus, the final details of what really happened on the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unl fold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. more than 4.5 million still don't have power, but that is down from a high of about 8 million. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the super storm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane
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